Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on July 23, 24 and 25 for concerts. More early closings.

Melissa Islam, Ph.D.

Melissa Islam, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Biodiversity Research

Research Areas
Biodiversity, Evolution, Floristics
Personal Statement
As Associate Director of Biodiversity Research and Head Curator of the Natural History Collections, I direct the growth and development of the Gardens’ biodiversity research program including curation of the Gardens’ natural history collections and biological assets. My background is in plant evolution and taxonomy. I support the Gardens’ programs documenting biodiversity in the Southern Rocky Mountain region, investigating Colorado’s rare plant species, and improving both the physical and digital aspects of specimen collection and curation.